Florida’s medical marijuana bill (HB 1397) is moving through the Florida House but it has drawn sharp criticism as being too restrictive and creating unnecessary barriers to patients. The Legislature is trying to come up with implementing rules for Amendment 2, which was approved by 71 percent of Florida voters last November. Rules must be in place by July and implemented by October. The House proposal would effectively negate the will of the voters, creating a system that is extremely limited in scope and application.
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St. Lucie County Commissioners voted Tuesday to approve an ordinance that would set some rules for medical marijuana dispensaries in the county.